chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken

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Chicken Majestic Recipe

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this chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken was one of my husband’s favourite.he was a foodie to the core and always instigated me to hone my cooking repertoire. my husband was a teetotaller but chicken majestic was his favourite as a starter as an accompaniment to drinks while entertaining. this recipe hails from the famed andhra cuisine belonging to the hyderabadi region with fried chicken strips tossed in a spicy indo-chinese tempering.

having been born and lived all my life in andhra, i have imbibed the typical palate of the locals and enjoy all andhra foods. mind you the andhra chilli is the hottest in the country. the actual recipe of this chicken majestic comes out pretty hot and that’s why it is super delicious. long strips of chicken marinated, fried and tempered to make a spicy starter for an exotic dinner.

chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken

soak the thin chicken are strips in salted buttermilk for a couple of hours to tenderise them.this makes for less frying time. the deep-fried chicken strips are then tempered with chillies and curry leaves. it is served hot with lemon wedges and sliced onions.

check out other andhra recipes like this spicy andhra chilli chicken, hot gongura pachadi or berkaya thokku pachadi

INGREDIENTS

for marinating chicken

500 gms chicken strips

500 ml buttermilk

salt to taste

1 lemon juiced

for deep-frying

1/2 cup cornflour

oil for deep-frying

for tempering chicken majestic

2 tbsp chopped garlic

1 sprig curry leaves

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

5 green chillies

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

¼ tsp garam masala

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp vinegar

1/2 cup yoghurt

¼ cup chopped spring onions

¼ cup chopped coriander

1 lemon

2-3 tbsp oil

METHOD

marinade for chicken majestic
Chicken Majestic Marinade

marinating the chicken

cut the boneless chicken breasts into strips.

firstly add salt and lemon juice to the buttermilk, and mix well.

dunk the boneless chicken strips in the buttermilk and set aside for 1 or 2 hours.

deep-frying

frying chicken majestic
Chicken Majestic Fried

drain the buttermilk from the marinated chicken and keep aside.

add 1/2 cup of cornflour and smear all over.

add salt to taste.

take a pan and heat oil on medium heat.

when the oil is hot drop a few chicken strips and fry till done.

drain on kitchen towels and repeat the process until you finish frying the chicken

do not add too many strips to fry at a time

tempering for chicken majestic
Chicken Majestic Tempering

for the tempering

heat 2 tbsp of oil in another pan

add the chopped garlic and sauté.

immediately, add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, salt, dark soy sauce, vinegar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala (optional) and mix well.

Chicken Majestic
Fried Chicken Majestic

finally, add the fried chicken strips, mix well and sauté for 3-5 minutes on high heat.

transfer to a serving bowl.

 add spring onions, chopped coriander, a wedge of lime and serve hot.

Chicken Majestic Recipe
chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken
chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken
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chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken
chicken majestic recipe | spicy hyderabadi chicken
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Instructions
  1. marinating the chicken
  2. cut the boneless chicken breasts into strips.
  3. firstly add salt and lemon juice to the buttermilk, and mix well.
  4. dunk the boneless chicken strips in the buttermilk and set aside for 1 or 2 hours.
  5. deep-frying
  6. drain the buttermilk from the marinated chicken and keep aside.
  7. add 1/2 cup of cornflour and smear all over.
  8. add salt to taste.
  9. take a pan and heat oil on medium heat.
  10. when the oil is hot drop a few chicken strips and fry till done.
  11. drain on kitchen towels and repeat the process until you finish frying the chicken
  12. do not add too many strips to fry at a time
  13. for the tempering
  14. heat 2 tbsp of oil in another pan
  15. add the chopped garlic and sauté.
  16. immediately, add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, salt, dark soy sauce, vinegar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala (optional) and mix well.
  17. finally, add the fried chicken strips, mix well and sauté for 3-5 minutes on high heat.
  18. transfer to a serving bowl.
  19. add spring onions, chopped coriander, a wedge of lime and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

1. marinating chicken makes it much tastier

2. fry the chicken strips in small batches.

3.you can even make the same recipe with chicken with bones

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 22

  1. Amrita says:

    Fried chicken is always yumm.Buttermilk does give the extra tenderness .

  2. Arushi Seth says:

    Wow. Looks yummy. Buttermilk marinade is interesting. My husband is a hard core non vegetarian and m sure will love this one as he has studied in Andhra. Thanks for sharing

  3. Again a great recipe with proper detailing and video..I really admire your hard work for each post. recipe seems a great option for non vegetarians.

  4. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I’m always looking for new chicken and fish recipes to try at home. Will make this one tomorrow!

  5. Madhu says:

    Looks interesting and quite easy to cook. I will definitely try it.

  6. PraGun says:

    This is so tempting, spicy and Hyderabadi the super combo. Your pics are so mouthwatering as always. Thanks for sharing the stepwise pictures.

  7. Simrit Bedi says:

    I and drooling Harjeet..this chicken looks so tempting 💓

  8. I just love Majestic chicken. There is a food truck that comes near my place only on Wednesdays and they make one of the best majestic chickens. I’m tempted now 😀
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  9. This recipe seems to be a fusion of desi cum Chinese version. Good one. Will try this out some day.

  10. Great recipe for non vegetarinas..hats off to you for sharing each post with great perfection. you makes me inspired to do a lot of work on my recipe posts.

  11. another tempting dish for my husband and son, I will convey this chicken recipe to him I am very much sure he is going to try it, as he does marinating the pieces like a pro.

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